The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Stay focused on Paul Ryan and Mitch McDonnell who enable Donald Trump. Alex Jones has vital new intelligence on Donald Trump and Tim Allen.

Cliff Schecter, explains the latest stages of the Donald Trump mess and why Democrats are finally pressing Republicans and feeling emboldened. Why Democrats need to make it impossible for Republicans to govern. Congressman Tom MacArthur, is confronted for his horrific vote and role in crafting healthcare repeal. Why Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell need to relentlessly attacked by Democrats. Donald Trump admits to obstructing justice Why Trump is not smart and why the Trump team can't get their Comey story straight.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, explains his new behind the scenes documentary. What's new with Matthew. Did Sam plan his Binder joke? The Big Fall signed by Sam is available on eBay. Donald Trump talks about Citizen Kane and Matthew tells us to watch, W.R. Mysteries of Organism.

Bigotry in South Pedro island. Donald Trump is crazy. A new Trump scandals and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey. 

 

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Journalist Marcy Wheeler, explains the evolving nature of the Trump and Russia scandal. Jared Kushner's meetings with the Russians. The endless conflicts of interest in the Trump Administration. Sally Yates and "team Trump". Did Mike Flynn think he was protected by Kushner? Why Trump's sketchy business background makes him look incompetent. Flynn's quest for immunity. What precipitated the firing of Comey? Is Jared Kushner in the crosshairs of a criminal investigation? Al Franken's questioning and why Trump wouldn't want to fire Mike Flynn. The importance of Jeff Sessions lies about meeting with the Russian ambassador. How we should treat possible criminal actions by the Trump organization and are we about to face another round of leaks?

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump claims he always intended to fire James Comey. Donald Trump meets with Henry Kissinger. Bernie or Bust Bill Clinton returns. Betsy DeVos gets bood off stage. A voter wants to know what the difference is between private employees and public officials making healthcare choices. New Orleans takes down the statues of traitors like Jefferson Davis. South Padro Island has a lot of racist white people. Right Wing Mandela calls out snowflakes. Is Trump close to impeachment? Trump's new fraudulent push on "voter fraud" and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey. 

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Journalist Dan Froomkin explains the bizarre way that Trump fired Comey. The legitimate reasons for firing Comey. What Sally Yates revealed that probably led to the firing of James Comey. The FBI investigation into Russia and Trump is heating up. How the Republicans have become Trumps lacks. Will Republicans ever not back Trump. Would Republicans prefer a President Pence. Do Republicans like the distraction from what they are trying to do to healthcare and why we expect more leaks.

Jeffrey Tobin calls out the absurdity of the Rod Rosenstein memo and the idea that Trump fired James Comey over the Hillary Clinton press conference.

Journalist and writer Luke Savage, explains what the West Wing reveals about a certain liberal type in America. Why the West Wing has grown to be more than a tv show. Why the West Wing presents an idealized and empty view of politics. Decoding the West Wing to understand the fallacies of the Obama Administration and liberalism. "Smart v dumb" politics. The loss of class politics in the Democratic Party. The Thirqd Way and debate society politics and what actually motivates voters and what Democrats need for real opposition.

On The Fun Half: Dumdum Left idiocy. Russia's Foreign Minister trolls reporters hard. Chuck Schumer starts to put pressure on Mitch McDonnell. The Senate votes down a Trump reversal of Obama era methane rules. Bernie or Bust Bill Clinton calls out the Majority Report. Diane Feinstein indicates that Senators have seen evidence of Russian collusion with Trump. Mike Pence oddly defends the Comey firing. Jeffrey Toobin, calls out Trump for a "grotesque abuse of power" in firing Comey. Sally Yates destroys John Cornyen and Ted Cruz. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Comey committed "atrocities" and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey.

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Steven A. Cook (@StevenACook) on his book "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East." Why celebrations of Turkish democracy turned out to be premature. Why the enthusiasm for Libya was equally misplaced.

Then, Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) on his Intercept piece, "As Uber Probes Sexual Harassment At Its Offices, It Overlooks Hundreds Of Thousands Of Female Drivers."

On the fun half - Franken suggests Flynn not the only one who's been secretive about meeting with members of the Russian government, Iowa Rep Rod Blum hates his life as a congressman, and your calls and IMs!

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Donald Trump is leaving the Paris Accords and what climate change is really about for the Right. Emmanuel Macron wins big in France, but record numbers of abstentions. Syria policy failures and fascist movements. Republicans need to gut healthcare to subsidize tax cuts. Raul Labrador says people don't die because they don't have healthcare. All of the Republicans lies about slashing healthcare. John Faso lies to a voter about not taking away her healthcare. Democratic Congressman offers to do a Townhall in Faso's district and National Review writer goes next level stupid.

On The Fun Half: Republican tells lobbyists behind the scenes that he backs healthcare repeal, while saying he isn't sure in public. Good news for Democrats and voting rights in Georgia. Matthew Dowd says we might need to think about single payer. Young people drawn to fascism in France. And your calls and IMs.

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Measles outbreaks in America because of anti vaxxer activism.

Political strategist Cliff Schecter, explains the relevance of the GOP moving toward blowing up one sixth of our economy. Fake moderates and how the bill passed. Why people with preexisting conditions might be in even more dangerous position after this bill passed. Why big employers are going to be able to hurt the quality of employee care. Why subsidies will be cut for plans that cover abortion services. The ruthless attack on Medicade. How the bill saves Social Security money by killing people off. What happens next in the Senate? Will the Senate pass it the bill? Why the bill is a massive tax cut for the rich. What was the political calculus behind the Republican "moderates" passing the bill? And will Democrats benefit politically from retirements and and open seats?

On The Fun Half:Republican Congressmen didn't read the repeal bill. Tom Perriello runs anti Trumpcare ad. Chris Cillizza writes an incredibly stupid column. Blue state republicans and healthcare. How Republicans will destroy Medicade. Trump says Australia,has better healthcare than America and Bernie Sanders agrees. Republican Senator exploits Jimmy Kimmel and your calls and IMs.

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Republicans move to strip healthcare from millions.

New Yorker staff writer and author of Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, Sheelah Kolhatkar, explains the history of hedge funds and what they contribute and don't contribute to the economy. Why hedge funds get away with paying incredibly low taxes. How hedge funds, helped warp the economic cycle. Who is Stevan Cohen and why his criminal conduct matters. What was suspicious about Steve Cohen's trading? How Cohen's criminal conduct was discovered. The failed drug innovation that Cohen profited from. How Steven Cohen got away with it? And why the government didn't bring a criminal case against Cohen.

On The Fun Half: revisiting the voting for lesser of two evils debate. Patrick Leahy questions James Comey on the New York FBI's office and helping the Trump campaign. Al Franken wants to know if bigots across the country are encouraged by Steve Bannon being Trump's chief strategist. Code Pink activist is convicted of a crime for laughing at Jeff Sessions. Police abuses under Jeff Sessions and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey.

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Journalist Jeff Spross, explains why Trump while lying talked more about jobs than Hillary Clinton. What is a public jobs option. Employing people for social good. The job guarantee and the living wage. Why private employment would be better with a public option. Why recessions will be less violent with a job guarantee. Will a public job option hurt teen workers? How much would a public job option cost? Why this program makes more sense than universal basic income and who supports a public jobs option in Congress?

On The Fun Half: the problem with Jimmy Kimmel's healthcare statements. Matt Lewis's absurd attack on Jimmy Kimmel. Why Republicans can't repeal the affordable care act. Chris Cuomo schools Paul Ryan. Mick Mulvaney tries and fails to spin the budget. James Comey justifies interfering in the election. The pro confederate propaganda industry.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey.

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Daniel Ziblatt, a Professor of government at Harvard University and author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy, explains what classes need to give up power in order for democracy to flourish. How did classical conservatives come to accept democracy? The invention of the conservative political party. Conceding democracy but not conceding power. Why stable center-right parties might be essential for democracy. Lessons from Egypt on preserving democracy. How to deal with old regimes in transitions to democracy. Trump and Republican commitment to democracy. What conservatives in the 19th century in Germany and Britain discovered about appealing to voters on non economic grounds. Is spin good for democracy? And the institutions that are needed to maintain democracy.

On The Fun Half: Satirizing Obama and satirizing Trump. Trump and the danger of war. No Donald Trump's crazy view of the civil war is not unique to him. Democrats win the the budget? Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks blames people with pre-existing conditions. Jimmy Kimmel issues a moving call for universal healthcare and what he misses. Alex Jones loses custody and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey.

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Trump thinks a dealmaker like Andrew Jackson could've avoided the Civil War.

Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) joins us to discuss the end of ESPN's TrueHoop podcast and what the layoffs signify for sports and corporate media at large. Is ESPN imploding because they went SJW? Reince says the admin is looking at the first amendment.

On the Fun Half - Trump melts down on 'Deface the Nation,' a Bernie-leaning Michigan voter on being bamboozled to vote for Trump, on Hillary's former centrist framing of abortion rights, and Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel bashes Ivanka's nepotism.

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